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Author Guidelines

You can download "Guidelines for Authors" as a PDF file  HERE.


The GEOTOURISM (Geoturystyka) magazine publishes original, scientific and information papers as well as survey reports devoted to all aspects of geotourism. The submitted papers must have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either entirely or partly. Author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyrights of the paper to the Publisher after acceptance for publication (Declaration / Deklaracja).


Papers are published:

  • in English with a Polish version of title, abstract and key words. Polish summary (up to 5 manuscript pages) with all figures cited is possible but not obligatory. The Editorial Board will provide translation of title, abstract, key words and figure captions for foreign authors;
  • in Polish with an English title, abstract and key words. English summary (up to 5 manuscript pages) with all figures cited is possible but not obligatory. The Editorial Board reserves the right to decide about the article’s acceptance and its placement in the magazine.

For English content, please, use consistently either U.S. or British spelling throughout the whole manuscript.


All papers will be reviewed (Review Form / Formularz Recenzji) by two reviewers not affiliated either to the author’s or to the GEOTOURISM magazine parent institutions and by at least one member of the Editorial Board. The double-blind review process will be applied – the author(s) and reviewers will be anonymus to each other. Reviewer’s opinion and comments of the Editorial Board will be delivered to the corresponding author. Corrected manuscripts with illustrations will be accepted for publication. After typesetting the corresponding author will receive the printout copy for final proof reading. At this stage of edition any substantial changes including title, authorship, new data, additional figures or extended text corrections must be accepted by the Editorial Board.


The papers should be up to 15 manuscript pages long including title, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgements, references, tables and illustrations. For longer papers please, contact the Editorial Board before submitting the manuscript.


For manuscript please, use Microsoft Word *.doc or *.rtf format.


The manuscript should contain elements:

  • title, up to two text lines (in English and Polish),
  • author’s first name(s) and surname(s), affiliation(s), address(es) and e-mail address(es),
  • abstract (in English and Polish), up to 150 words, no figures and references included,
  • keywords up to 6 (in English and Polish),
  • main text body,
  • acknowledgements (if necessary),
  • references (please, follow the journal style),
  • figures (photographs, line drawings, etc.) as separate *.jepg or *.tiff files,
  • tables as separate *.doc files,
  • list of captions of figures and tables (in English and Polish) in separate *.doc file,
  • summary in Polish or English, up to 5 manuscript pages with all illustrations cited (possible but not obligatory).


The main text should be prepared in Microsoft World *.doc or *.rtf format, A4 page size, normal, plain Times New Roman 12 point font, 1.5 spacing, all margins 2.5 cm, left-margin justification. For indents, please, use tab stops instead of space bar. Please, avoid boldface type and italics for emphasis, field functions, spreadsheets and footnotes. Please, use automatic pagination and only two ranks of headings: major headings flush left, bold and secondary headings flush left, italics. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently in the text. Please, use SI (metric) units. English geological terminology and spelling should follow the Glossary of Geology edited by American Geological Institute.


Figures and tables size must not exceed the maximum printed area of the “Geotourism” page, which is 175 x 247 mm.


Figures should be numbered together, sequentially, with Arabic numbers and cited in the main text in consecutive numerical order. Each figure must have concise caption. If necessary, include references at the end of figure caption - for line drawings: Fig. 1 Caption (after Smith, 2000); for photographs: Fig. 2 Caption, photo J. Smith.


For line drawings(cross-sections, profiles, maps, etc.) Corel Draw version 9.0 is preferred. Please, have in mind that at the print-size minimum line width of drawing must be 0.2 mm and minimum lettering must be 8pt (Sans Serif font preferred). Full-resolution illustrations can be delivered in electronic form in order to ensure best printing quality, each as separate file. Figure parts should be denoted with uppercase letters. Vector graphics must have fonts embedded in the files. Colour drawings should be created as CMYK.


Generally, coloured photographs are preferred over greyscales. Please, submit high-resolution electronic versions (no less than 300 dpi resolution for size 174 z 247 mm) in order to ensure best quality of prints. Each photograph caption must include the initial(s) and the surname of the author at the end of caption after coma; e.g.: Fig. 1 Caption, photo J. Smith. Please, submit each photograph as a separate *.jepg or *.tiff file and do not modify it electronically – all necessary corrections will be made by the Publisher.


For scanning, please use no less than 600 dpi resolution and *.jepg or *.tiff format.


For tables preparation, please, use Microsoft Word table function, not the spreadsheet. Tables should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers and cited in the text, in consecutive numerical order. Each table must have caption (title), which briefly explains the content (no more than 3 text lines). If previously published data are included, please, specify references at the end of caption; e.g.: Tab. 1 Caption (after: Smith, 2000).


If necessary, acknowledgements should be placed as a separate section at the end of main text body, before the References. Please, provide full names of funding institutions.


References in the text should contain only name(s) and year of publication (e.g.: Nowak, 2001; Kowalski & Nowak, 2002); if more than two authors participate, please, use (Nowak et al., 2003) format. The list of references should be alphabetical. Please, follow the journal style:


  • Grey M., 2004. Geodiversity – valuing and conserving abiotic nature. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.
  • Migoń P., 2012. Geoturystyka. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa.
  • The Oxford English Dictionary, 1989. Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Chapters in books:

  • Boothroyd I.C. & Nummedal D., 1978. Proglacial braided river outwash: a model for humid alluvial-fan deposits. In: Miall, A.D. (ed.), Fluvial Sedimentology. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoire, 5: 641-668.
  • Cedro B., Mianowicz K. & Zawadzki D., 2009. Ocena walorów geoturystycznych stanowisk pochodzenia wulkanicznego Gór i Pogórza Kaczawskiego. In: Dudkowski M. (ed.), Problemy Turystyki i Rekreacji, 2. Oficyna IN PLUS, Szczecin: 25-35.
  • Hose T.A., 2011. The genesis of Geotourism and its management. In: Słomka T. (ed.). Geotourism. A variety of Aspects. AGH University of Science and Technology, International Association for Geotourism, Kraków, Poland, 23-38.

Papers in printed journals:

  • Bruschi V. M., Cendrero A. & Albertos J.A.C., 2011. A Statistical Approach to the Validation and Optimisation of Geoheritage Assessment Procedures. Geoheritage, 3(3): 131–149.
  • Jasionowski M., 1995. Kredowa powierzchnia niedepozycji w okolicach Krakowa (Mydlniki, Zabierzów): rycia, drążenia, stromatolity. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 65: 63-78.
  • Migoń P., 2011. Development of karst phenomena for geotourism in the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic). Geotourism, 3-4(26-27): 3-24.

Papers in electronic journals:

  • Bobińska M., 2002. Ryzykowny kurs. Gazeta Prawna. [online], 22nd March, 105, 2. Available from: [accessed: 2003.02.27].

Conference proceedings:

  • Krobicki M. & Golonka J., 2007. Early Jurassic distribution and migration routes of “Lithiotis” facies bivalves. 1st International Paleobiogeography Symposium, Abstracts, Paris 10–13 July 2007, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Museum national d’Historie naturelle, Paris CNRS, Paris, 59.

Legal acts:

  • Dz. U. z 2011 r. Nr 163, poz. 981 – Ustawa z dnia 9 czerwca 2011 r. Prawo geologiczne i górnicze.
  • Dz. Urz. UE, 2006/702/WE – Decyzja Rady UE z dnia 6 października 2006 r. w sprawie strategicznych wytycznych wspólnoty dla spójności.


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Please, provide full names of cited journals. Unpublished works should be cited in the text as “personal communication” or “in preparation” and should not be included into the References except for PhD dissertations and industrial reports. However, for the latter the authors should ensure the permission from the report owner.


Authors will not receive any gratification. Editorial Board provides one free copy of volume with published paper sent at the address(es) of the author(s).


The paper should be submitted to Editorial Board using one of possibilities:

  • Open Journal Systems Platform (,
  • e-mail ( as a message(s) not bigger than 10 MB each,
  • as an electronic version (CD, DVD, pendrive) together with one complete paper copy.


Author(s) are fully responsible for published materials including all necessary permissions resulting from copyright and intellectual property regulations.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is Times New Roman; 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all figures (photographs, maps, line drawings, cross-sections, profiles, etc.) and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Signed, scanned and ready to attach Consent to publish.

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